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Dorothy (Johnston) Desmond

May 25, 1933 ~ September 18, 2019 (age 86)


Dorothy “Aunt Dot” Ann Desmond, age 86 of Chamois, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Linn surrounded by her family.


Dorothy was born May 25, 1933, in Bonnots Mill, a daughter to the late Charles and Anna (Vossen) Johnston.


Dorothy attended school in Bonnots Mill.


On December 16, 1966, she was united in marriage to Carl C. Desmond in Miami, OK.  He preceded her in death on July 16, 2006.


Dorothy worked several years for Schleuter Manufacturing in Linn.  She was a member of the Chamois United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Victoria Chapel #14. 


She enjoyed planting flowers, playing rummy, cooking, baking especially her Christmas cookies and peanut butter balls.  Dorothy also enjoyed bargain shopping, traveling, collecting salt and pepper shakers.  But her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren.


Dorothy is survived by: one son, John Desmond and his wife Dana of Bonnots Mill; one daughter, Rachel Buschjost and her husband Chad of Wardsville; one brother, Wayne Johnston of Peculiar, MO ; one sister, Mildred Baatz of Travers City, MI; four grandchildren, Kelsey Desmond, Kelli Desmond and her husband Bryan Loudermilk, John-Kyler Desmond, and Anthony Carl Buschjost; two great grandchildren, Jacob and Madeline Loudermilk and Audra Loudermilk due in October; as well as several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and spouse of 40 years, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lincoln and Edgar Johnston and a sister, Lorraine Ashton.


Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Morton Chapel in Chamois.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Chamois United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in the Chamois City Cemetery. 

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